March 3, 2012
#49 – Create a Vision Board to attract what you truly desire this year
I am an avid reader of all kinds of magazines. I not only subscribe to at least 5 magazines myself but my friends recycle their magazines by sharing them with me when they come over or I go to their houses for a visit.
Since it’s a new year, I decided to make a personal Vision Board with some friends on a cold Sunday afternoon. In anticipation of all the great changes I’m planning on making this year, I organized a fun day at my house with some friends to create personal Vision Boards. We tore, cut and organized photos from all of those magazines that I’ve been meaning to recycle. My friends are much more organized and faster than I am though, so they actually finished their boards. I, on the other hand, have an envelope full of great pics, quotes and inspiring words that I am planning on gluing onto my very own vision board soon. Just not quite yet. I’m still in search of a few perfect photos. I want to make sure that I capture everything I truly desire before I cement my wishes to the universe on a poster board that will hang in a very visible spot that I will see every day for the rest of the year. Mine is a work in progress that I plan to add to as the year progresses. I’m always growing and therefore a “work in progress” too, so I thought having space to grow on my board was ok. It’s my vision, after all, so I can do what I like with my personal board.
If you are feeling stuck or would like to open your heart to new desires, creating a vision board by yourself or with some friends might be just what the doctor ordered. It was a lot of fun. I highly recommend this activity. It would also be a great team building activity at school or even on a professional level; if your team has lost it’s focus or just needs to redefine goals or strategy. If you are a manager with direct reports, why not ask your team members to make a smaller vision board of how they see your team’s vision and then share & discuss at your next staff meeting? It might bring some great ideas to the surface, open the dialogue for things that need to be redefined or changed and also re-energize/motivate your team. I bet this would a staff meeting that won’t be soon forgotten!?!
If you aren’t sold on Vision Boards yet, check out these sites that will give you some background on Vision Boards and also give some guidance about how to create one for yourself: